Views of immigrant and ethnic communities in New York City.
Run time 13:01Producer UnknownSponsor N/AAudio/Visual Sd, B&W
April 12, 2003
Around the World in New York
This film documents some of the various ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, making the claim that you can go "around the world" without ever leaving the city. It is a viable presence considering the huge variety of ethnic groups with a presence in the city, even today. Mostly this film is interesting, though, for the glimpse it gives us of New York's ethnic neighborhoods in the 1940s.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
December 31, 2002
Need your Stereotypes spelled out for you?
In this short, the many different ethnicities of New York is presented. Here it's presented in such an obvious way that it seems so stereotypical. Italians playing Bocce, Germans drinking beer etc. Surprisingly, the film doesn't being forth the feeling of New York in the 40's, it looks so plain and ordinary it just looks like it was coming out of Fargo.